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Cream Cheese-Centric Becky’s Bites is NY’s Newest Novelty

Neighborhood: , , | Featured in Gourmet Gossip, Restaurant, Trendwatch

Becky’s Bites is unswervingly devoted to an unusual subject – Cream Cheese.  By putting the bagel’s sidekick front and center (which is also, incidentally, a primary ingredient in that other local icon, cheesecake), owner Becky Rosenthal hopes to assert the spread as a staple NYC item at her adorable, new East Village shop…

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A Guide to New York’s Dessert Delivery Services

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of, Dessert

Courtesy of the following door-to-door sugar suppliers, NYC’s insomniacs with sweet tooths will never need to deprive themselves of crepe cakes, éclairs, and bacon-chocolate truffles again…

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The Best Spring Desserts 2016

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of, Dessert, Spring Eats

We’re all about ramps and spindly spring asparagus, but they don’t generally translate to dessert. So if you want to fully experience the best of what the season has to offer, you’ll save room for sweets at the following New York eateries, from the Rhubarb Soufflé at Le Coq Rico, to the “Strawberries and More Strawberries” at Olmsted!

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New York’s Most Noteworthy Winter Desserts

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of, Dessert, Winter Eats

It’ll be ice cream season before you know it, but until then, you might as well get your last licks of winter’s most swoonworthy sweets, from Michael Laiskonis’ Candied Chestnut Monte Bianco at La Sirena, to April Bloomfield’s Parsnip Chiffon Pie at Salvation Burger…

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Q & A with Nick Morgenstern of GG’s & Morgenstern’s Ice Cream

Neighborhood: | Featured in Chef Q&A

Nick Morgenstern may have built up an impressive resume as pastry chef in some of New York’s top kitchens — Daniel, Gramercy Tavern and Gilt, and at his own two restaurants, Goat Town and Brooklyn’s General Greene —but it wasn’t until last May that he realized his lifelong dream; of opening up a classic ice cream parlor…

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Dish Spotting: Bubby’s High Line $100 Sundae

Neighborhood: | Featured in Dish Spotting, Summer

Come summer, who isn’t a sucker for ice cream? No, seriously. But a $100 dollar ice cream sundae? Bubby’s High Line just unveiled a new, over-the-top creation with homemade ice cream you’ll want to know the scoop on (get it, scoop?)…

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Macaron Day: New York’s Best Macarons

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of, Dessert

Spring officially arrives today, March 20th. (It does seem warmer, so we can thank god for that!) And what better way to celebrate the start of the new season than with a citywide macaron crawl? After all, it is Macaron Day. Whether you’ve never tasted a macaron in your life or are a devotee of the colorful, round meringue-based treats, now is your chance to try some of the very best macarons New York has to offer. All you need to do is show up at one of the 15 bakeries, offering free samples of their pastel pastries throughout the day and claim your macaron…

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Dessert Spotting: Emily’s Terrific S’more Calzone

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of, Brooklyn, Dessert, Dish Spotting

There aren’t too many new trails left to blaze in New York when it comes to pizza. We have legendary, old-school pizzaiolos turning out exemplary, Neapolitan-style rounds and perfect, pillowy Sicilian squares, grungy, corner parlors offering sloppy and satisfying $2 slices, and everything in between. So what’s a newcomer to our incomparable, expansive pizza scene do to stand out?

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Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Neighborhood: | Featured in Recipes

Candle light. Romantic poems. Your significant other doing the dishes for once in his or her life. They all go a long way to fan the flames of passion on Valentine’s Day… but nothing stirs the soul quite as effectively as fizzy champagne, accompanied by lots and lots of sinfully rich chocolate.

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The Ultimate in Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of

Valentine’s Day compels us to take a moment during the doldrums of February to show that special someone or crush that we really care. But it also happens to be a celebration of something equally important. Chocolate. And we’re not just talking about those cheesy, heart-shaped boxes of candy peddled at every Duane Reade or corner store (although we do have a certain fondness for them, too). Forget flowers…

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Best of Summer's Frozen Sweets

Neighborhood: | Featured in Best Of, Dessert

We all love frozen sweets, but often warm weather desserts are better fit for a kid’s palate.  But this summer, there are a slew of New York City shops crafting grown-up versions of all our childhood favorites. There’s everything from gelato on a stick to slushies-on-wheels and frozen hot chocolate.  The city can get scorching hot, so we’re thrilled to find these delicious, frozen escapes. 

People’s Pops Address:75 Ninth Ave. (inside Chelsea Market) Phone: (850)322-6071 Most people think of popsicles as those overly sweet treats stacked away in the back of the freezer, but the founders of People’s Pops want to change that notion.  Their ice pops (pictured right) are all handmade from fresh, locally grown fruit and sold at their shop in Chelsea Market and The Brooklyn Flea.  We love their creative combination flavors, especially the blackberry...

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Neighborhood: | Featured in Dessert, Reviews

7 West 32nd Street (btwn. 5th & 6th Aves.) (212)695-9631 Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 11 AM – 11PM daily NUTRITIONAL VALUE: Though curiously under wraps, I managed to coax owner Daihwan Choi into divulging that the medium (8 oz.) is 200 calories.  All of the yogurt here is non-fat, but carbs have yet to be disclosed. INSIDE SCOOP: Pinkberry hopes to open locations on the UES (82nd & 2nd Ave.), Nolita (Prince & Mulberry), and Meatpacking (20th St. & 8th Ave.). INSIDE SECRET: There’s an off-the-menu mochi topping for in-the-know yogurt addicts or bi-coastal Pinkberry loyalists. PRICES: Original flavor – Small, $2.95, M $3.95, & L $6.45 Green Tea flavor – Small $3.90, M $ 4.95, & L $8.25 One topping is an additional $.95, $1.50 for three toppings Still reeling from the disappointment of yesterday’s...

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Burgers & Cupcakes

Neighborhood: , | Featured in Dessert, Reviews

458 Ninth Ave. (btwn. 35th & 36th Sts.) (212)643-1200 VIBE: Cafeteria cool OCCASION: Breakfast or your lunch break GO WITH: Co-workers or go it alone DON’T MISS DISH: Beef Burger DON’T BOTHER DISH: Fresh squeezed lemon Fizz PRICE: under $ 10 INSIDE SCOOP: Will deliver anywhere in the city if you pay the cab fare HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 8-9 PM, Sat. & Sun. 10-9 PM RESTAURANT GIRL RATES (1-10): 6 FINAL WORD: What could be better? You’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven at Burgers & Cupcakes if only it weren’t in Hell’s Kitchen with a window view of Lincoln Tunnel traffic.  This simple, but perky cafeteria-style luncheonette with pink & brown painted walls invites you to rediscover your inner child, bringing you back to a time of blissful naivete when calories and carbs didn’t matter.  I took the...

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